In the impoverished communities in the Kwandwe Game Reserve in Eastern Cape many households live on less than $25 a month. Often these are households with 10+ family members to support and yet there are limited ways to earn income. There is a critical need to create sustainable job and income-generating opportunities. In response, Angus Gillis builds self-sufficiency in these communities, working with them on income-generating activities, leadership development and self-reliance.
The programs are aimed to support two villages in the Kwande Game Reserve. Approximately 750 people overall will benefit from sustainable sources of income from the ethical pro-poor tourism project and income-generation projects.
The pro-poor tourism project will build the local rural economy, creating sustainable employment and generating income for the communities served, all while helping to preserve indigenous culture.